The Great Flood: Metro was quite literally underwater this morning. And there are picture and commuting horror stories to prove it. -5

Ya Mon: Arlington-based Reggae Band SOJA was nominated for a Grammy for Best Reggae Album. +1

Better Late Than Never: A Sterling, Va., carpenter just claimed his $1 million prize from the Virginia lottery just four days before his winning ticket was set to expire. Why did it take him nearly six months to pick up his money? “Just because,” he said. +2

Scream for Joy: One of the National Zoo’s newest residents is a screaming hairy armadillo named Walter, who makes a piercing noise when he is threatened by a predator. +1

Friday’s Needle rating: 57 Today’s score: -1  Today’s Needle rating: 56